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What You Should Know About Advertising As a Mortgage Broker

Here are some Do’s and Don’ts for advertising your mortgage business When a brokerage is developing policies and procedures that ensure its public relations materials are compliant, it may wish to include some of the following advertising tips from the Competition Bureau of Canada.   Do: Do avoid fine print disclaimers. They often fail to change […]

Social Media Etiquette: Sorry, Please, and Thank You

10 things you can do right now to avoid unfollows, unlikes, and remove yourself from the trash bin throne We all learned early on as kids, the underlying principles of the old saying ‘treat others how you want to be treated.’ While our parents taught us well to use sorry, please, and thank you correctly, they […]

11 Ways Consumers Can Prevent Mortgage Fraud

11 Ways Consumers Can Prevent Mortgage Fraud While there are several methods available to industry participants to assist in preventing fraud, there are also several approaches available to consumers.  The following advice should be given to a mortgage agent’s client. Title Insurance Consumers should obtain title insurance on every property that they buy and get […]

5 Defects to Avoid in a Mortgage Contract

5 Defects to Avoid in a Contract A contractual defect is a significant flaw in a contract that affects the intention to create a legal relationship, causing the contract to be void or voidable. This type of defect can be caused by:• Misrepresentation• Duress• Undue Influence • Unconscionable Acts• Mistakes. Misrepresentation Misrepresentation is a false […]

Our Top 10 Motivational Quotes for Entrepreneurs

10 Motivational Quotes for Entrepreneurs Every now and then we all need a little motivation and inspiration to get through the day and keep on pushing.Here are some entrepreneurial quotes we’ve put together to help you transition into your new career as a mortgage agent. Feel free to tweet them out by clicking the button […]

6 Popular Social Media Platforms – Which Ones Should You Use?

Choosing the Right Social Media Platform For Your Business So everyone’s always talking about social media and it’s benefits, but what you’re really wondering is: Is it worth the effort? Do smaller businesses get attention? How often should I be using it? Which social media platforms are relevant for my business?

5 Reasons You Need Social Media As A Mortgage Agent

5 Reasons You Need Social Media As A Mortgage Agent Everyone in the real estate and mortgage industry will tell you lead generation is their highest priority. It’s no surprise that friends and family referrals or past client testimonials assist in generating new potential leads. While setting up a website and printing business cards definitely […]

Optimize Your Website To Increase Newsletter Subscription

Optimize Your Website To Increase Newsletter Subscription As a new real estate or mortgage agent, you’ve got the basics covered: website, business cards, email newsletter and social media accounts. One of the greatest challenges for anyone in this industry is generating more leads. Content marketing through blogging and e-newsletters are highly effective in attracting potential […]

Why A Lender Requires An Appraisal

Why A Lender Requires An Appraisal Appraisal Basics A real estate appraisal is a key component in a lender’s decision to lend.  There are several purposes for completing a real estate appraisal, including to determine:

Mortgage Agent Guide To A Mortgage Transaction

What Every Mortgage Agent Must Know About A Mortgage Transaction Brokering a mortgage transaction involves several key participants in the mortgage industry. Before the process of brokering a mortgage transaction can be examined, it is important to answer a basic question: